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Editor’s Note: The deadline has once again been extended — this time until June 30.

Deadline for the fourth annual Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Essay Prize sponsored by the International Virginia Woolf Society has been extended to Wednesday, June 13.

The competition, held in honor of Virginia Woolf and in memory of Angelica Garnett, writer, artist, and daughter of Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell, asks undergraduates to write an essay on any topic pertaining to the writings of Virginia Woolf.

Essays should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words in length, including notes and works cited, with an original title of the entrant’s choosing. Essays will be judged by the officers of the International Virginia Woolf Society: Kristin Czarnecki, President; Ann Martin, Vice-President; Alice Keane, Secretary-Treasurer; and Drew Shannon, Historian-Bibliographer. The winner will receive $200 and have the essay published in the subsequent issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany.

Download the essay entry form: IVWS Essay Contest Entry Form 2018

Please send essays in the latest version of Word.

Questions? Contact Kristin Czarnecki at: kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu.

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The International Virginia Woolf Society has announced a new undergraduate essay competition in honor of Virginia Woolf and in memory of Angelica Garnett, writer, artist, and daughter of Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell.

For this inaugural competition, essays can be on any topic pertaining to the writings of Virginia Woolf. Essays should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words in length, including notes and works cited, with an original title of the entrant’s choosing.

Essays will be judged by the officers of the International Virginia Woolf Society: Kristin Czarnecki, president; Ann Martin, vice-president; Alice Keane, secretary-treasurer; and Drew Shannon, historian-bibliographer. The winner will receive $200 and have the essay published in the subsequent issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany.

Please send essays as a PDF or in the latest version of Word.

All entries must be received by June 15, 2015. To receive an entry form, please contact Kristin Czarnecki at kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu.

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The literature rating website RateMyWords.com is running its first competition. Its subjectwriting-2 is #VirginiaWoolf’s life and work. The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain will judge the competition. All genres of literature are welcome – short story, essay, poem, song, etc.

The #RateMyWords ‘Virginia Woolf Writing Competition’ opened for entries on Jan. 25, which would have been Virginia Woolf’s 132nd birthday, and will close on Feb. 25, 2014.

Winners will be announced on RateMyWords.com on March 25, 2014. RateMyWords has pledged to donate all profits to the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

Read about the prizes and conditions for entry below:

PRIZES
1st: £200, a digital Competition Winner’s Medal, posting in the RateMyWords Hall of Fame
2nd: £100, a digital Medal, posting in Hall of Fame
3rd: £50, a digital Medal, posting in Hall of Fame

RULES
• Each registered user may enter work in any genre with a maximum of 1,500 words per work.
• All work must be previously unpublished (including on RateMyWords).
• The entry fee will be £3, payable through PayPal.
• Closing date is Feb. 25, 2014: no entries will be accepted after this date.
• Entries will be submitted anonymously to the judging panel and their decision will be final.
• Winners will be announced on March 25, 2014, on RateMyWords.com and their works will be displayed in the website’s Hall of Fame.
• RateMyWords will publish on Twitter and Facebook links to the three winning works.
• 10 percent of all entry fees will go to Book Aid International.
• Any profits will be donated to the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

For more information and instructions on how to enter, please go to www.ratemywords.com/competition

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The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain is holding an essay competition in memory of Julia Briggs, acclaimed Virginia Woolf scholar and a member of the executive council of the society who died in August 2007.

Essays should be written on the topic ‘Why is reading Virginia Woolf still so crucial today?’ Entrants should choose their own title for their essays, which should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words in length.

The competition is open to members and non-members. Members of the executive council and editorial committee of the society, the judges, and the families of both are not eligible to enter. Entries should be mailed to Ruth Webb, 15 Southcote Road, London SE25 4RG. They must arrive by 10 January 2011.

The winner will receive a cheque for £250, presented at the society’s annual general meeting in central London on April 2, 2011, and the winning essay will be published in the Virginia Woolf Bulletin. If the winner is unable to attend the April 2011 general meeting, the prize will be sent by secure mail.

Download the Julia Briggs 2011 Essay Competition Rules and Application to ensure that your application and essay are prepared and submitted properly. The official entry form is required.

For more information, contact Sarah M. Hall at smhall123@yahoo.co.uk.

Student membership in the society costs £10 for those at UK addresses and £15 for those at overseas addresses, per calendar year.

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The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain is holding an essay competition in memory of acclaimed Woolf scholar and member of the society’s Executive Council, Julia Briggs. Briggs died in August 2007.

The competition for the Julia Briggs Memorial Prize 2011 is open to members and non-members (except for the Executive Council and Editorial Committee of the society, the judges and their families.

Entries should be sent to Ruth Webb, 15 Southcote Rd., London SE25 4RG, to arrive by 10 January 2011.

The competition rules and entry form are provided below. (more…)

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RESThe editors of The Review of English Studies invite contributions on any topic of English literature or the English language from medieval times to the twentieth century for its 2009 essay competition.

The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The closing date for submissions is Sept. 30, 2009.

The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in The Review of English Studies
  • A cash prize of £250
  • £250 worth of Oxford University Press books
  • A free year’s subscription to The Review of English Studies

How to enter

More information is available on the RES Essay Prize Web page

You can read past winning articles here.

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RESThe editors of The Review of English Studies invite contributions to the RES Essay Prize on any topic of English literature or the English language from medieval times to the twentieth century.

The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in The Review of English Studies
  • A cash prize of £250
  • £250 worth of Oxford University Press books
  • A free year’s subscription to The Review of English Studies

How to enter

  • Get the online entry guidelines and full details of the competition rules.
  • Submit your essay through the online submission system. Access the system and submit your paper.

Contest details

  • Word limit: 10,000 maximum
  • Submission deadline: 30 September 2009

For more information, visit the RES Essay Prize Web page. Read past winning essays for free here.

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